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Suspected robber apologizes, tells deputy times are hard

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HUBERT, N.C. -

A man suspected of robbing a convenience store customer apologized when he was arrested Sunday morning and told a deputy times are hard and he just needed money. 

It happened about 4:10 a.m. at a Scotchman store in Hubert in Onslow County.

Deputies say a man wearing a ski mask over a helmet robbed a customer using a screwdriver as a weapon. He drove away on a moped.

Deputies say the suspect was arrested a short distance away, still wearing the ski mask over his helmet. 

He's been identified as Wesley Baxter, 24. 

The suspect is being held in the Onslow County jail on $130,000 bond. He's charged with robbery with firearm or other dangerous weapon, two counts kidnapping, larceny from a person and assault with a deadly weapon.

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